Hartwyk’s culinary career rapidly took off following his time at Johnson & Wales. In 1996 he worked for the Marriott at the Atlanta Olympics, then spent 10 years in Washington, DC, where he cooked for three presidents as well as notable senators, representatives, and foreign dignitaries.
Though he has commanded kitchens from fine dining establishments to authentic Irish pubs, Hartwyk has a weak spot for good southern fried chicken and mashed potatoes alongside a chilled root beer.
Hartwyk leads the kitchen of Lowcountry Bistro with a hands-on attitude. When he’s not in the kitchen serving up authentic Southern classics, you can find him relaxing on Charleston’s beaches with a book or out on the golf course.